Author: Kurt LaCapruccia, D.S.S. (Diploma in Dietary Supplement Science).
Published: October 9, 2018
Understanding how we get gray hair is the key to reverse premature gray hair.
Hair color is produced by tiny pigment cells within our hair follicles called melanocytes. These hair pigmentation cells use melanin to color the hair with our natural color. (1) As we grow older, health issues ranging from hair loss and hair graying are natural. Premature hair loss or hair turned gray can be revered with proper diet as well as vitamins and minerals.
As we age, it becomes difficult for our bodies to break down Hydrogen Peroxide. Increased levels of Hydrogen Peroxide deplete hair follicle of melanocytes. When a hair follicle is not provided with melanin, a “gray” color is grown. Gray colored follicles are simply melanin-depleted follicles caused by Hydrogen Peroxide.
Summary- Hydrogren Peroxide is the cause of gray hair. When our bodies become unable to break down Hydrogen Peroxide, our hair follicles are depleted of its natural pigment or melanin.
9 Steps to Reverse Gray Hair
New hairs which grow in without melanin are what result in a full head of gray hair. There are no “miracle cures” to reverse grey hair, but there are 9 Practical Steps you can take starting today to help your health and possibly your gray hair as well.
Step 1: Deal with the Root Cause
Leaky gut is the root cause of our bodies becoming unable to break down Hydrogen Peroxide. Recent studies have shown that leaky gut is a primary reason for early signs of aging. (2) When you start a program to reverse grey hair, the first step is to fix your leaky gut.
Probiotics are living microorganisms, or bugs, capable of reestablishing homeostasis in the gut. Studies have shown Probiotics to restore the normal function of the gut. (3) The benefits of Probiotics include anti-aging properties which have been shown to reduce acne, support superior gut health and strengthen the immune system. (3)
Probiotics are your solution for a leaky gut. Also known as intestinal permeability, leaky gut is a digestion disorder which allows toxins and heavy metals to “leak through” the intestinal wall. (4) Until the gut is repaired through use of Probiotics, your efforts to detoxify the body will be hindered. (4) Leaky gut compromises the immune system and can lead to regular infections and autoimmune diseases.
There are two species of Probiotic: Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. Studies have shown Lactobacillusas as the superior option in the detoxification of the gut. (5) NutriSpec Immune Power is a high quality Lactobacillus equipped with 6 billion Lactobacillusas strands to detoxify the gut. Immune Power is additionally equipped with a Prebiotic to support the Lactobacillusas Probiotic.
Summary- Probiotic supplementation is your first step to repairing a leaky gut and reversing gray hair. Choose a Lactobacillusas Probiotic equipped with a Prebiotic to detoxify the gut.
Step 2: Increase Levels of Catalase
Now that your gut can stop heavy metals and toxins from entering your blood stream, it is time to give your body the enzyme it needs to break down Hydrogen Peroxide.
Catalase is the enzyme your body uses to break down Hydrogen Peroxide. The body will be unable to create melanin unless a leaky gut is repaired and levels of Catalase are increased. The best way to increase levels of Catalase is through diet and supplementation. Foods which are high in Catalase include:
- Onions or Onion Juice
Incorporating these foods as staples in your healthy diet allows the body to boost levels of Catalase as part of the process of returning natural hair pigmentation through a safe, all natural process.
Supplementation via capsules or suppositories is an effective way to boost your levels of Catalase. Catalase in suppository form is much better absorbed as the majority of the enzyme is not destroyed through the digestion process in the stomach.
Remedy Link Rejuvelon is a high quality suppository designed to absorb the highest dose of Catalase. To see the benefits of Rejuvelon, use one suppository every third day. One box will give you a month’s supply of highly absorbed Catalase.
Gray Hair Rescind is an effective Catalase supplement designed to reverse Grey Hair. Most people take 2 Capsules of Grey Hair Rescind before meals. Results tend to be seen within a few months as capsules are not as highly absorbed as a suppository.
Summary- Your body must have increased levels of Catalase to break down Hydrogen Peroxide. Rejuvelon or Gray Hair Rescind are high quality options to absorb Catalase. If supplementation is not an option for you, there are foods which are high in Catalase that you can use to boost your levels.
Step 3: Detoxify Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress caused by Free Radicals is an overlooked factor in the cause of gray hair. “Reactive oxygen species or free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can directly damage cellular structural membranes, lipids, proteins and DNA.” (6)
Oxidative Stress becomes more of a problem as we age. With age, Free Radicals which have not been eliminated through detoxification quicken the aging process. (6) The best way to decrease Oxidative Stress is to detoxify the body by pairing these two supplements together:
Glutathione and Vitamin C have beneficial detoxification effects when used together as a strategy to reverse gray hair. We recommend taking a total 3,000 mg to 6,000 mg daily in three divided dosages. Example: 500 mg of Glutathione 3 times a week is an effective start to reverse gray hair.
Summary- Supplement with high quality Glutathione and Vitamin C to detoxify the body of heavy metals causing oxidative stress.
Step 4: Lower Anxiety Levels
Studies have shown that high levels of stress can deplete the production of melanocyte stem cells in hair follicles. (4) When a hair follicle is depleted of melanocyte stem cells, the body cannot give said hair its natural color. One study demonstrated how stress causes stem cells to leave the hair follicle, creating numerous melanin-depleted hair follicles. (4)
Chronic or high stress levels are detrimental for our health and need to be managed. There exists a number of natural ways to reduce stress that does not involve pharmaceutical medication. Supplements such as GABA or foods high in Vitamin B6 have been shown in studies to promote Serotonin in the body. (7) Avocado is a food which is dense in Vitamin B6. Incorporating organic Avocados into your daily smoothie or salad can boost neurotransmitters to create Serotonin. Studies have shown low Serotonin as a possible cause of anxious feelings. (8)
Summary- Lowering stress levels is key to reversing gray hair. Ultra Bliss or foods high in Vitamin B6 such as Avocado are practical measures for lowering stress and anxiety.
Step 5: Strengthen Your Immune System
Strong health is the result of a strong immune system. If we are going to function at optimal health the immune system needs to be strong.
Vitamin C is one of the best immune boosting nutrients and is found in many foods including oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, strawberries, bell peppers, spinach, kale and broccoli. It is recommended to take 3,000 mg to 6,000 mg on a daily basis in at least three divided dosages. We recommend Buffered Vitamin C in powdered form as it gives you more potent dosages and is more economical
To additionally boost the immune system, we recommended supplementing with a Lactobacillusas probiotic to clean the gut of harmful bacteria. Supplementing with Vitamin A as well can give your immune system an additional boost.
Vitamin D is also an important nutrient for our immune system. Studies have shown adaptive immune systems as being regulated by Vitamin D. Deficiencies in Vitamin D weaken the immune system and expose you to absorbing infections. (10) If you live in a sunny area, twenty to thirty minutes of Sunlight can naturally cause the body to make Vitamin D. (11) If sunlight is not on your weekly forecast, Life Extension Vitamin D is an effective supplement.
Summary- When your immune system is strong, your body can fight infection and break down Hydrogen Peroxide.
Step 6: Make the Right Lifestyle Choices
Eliminating tobacco, alcohol and caffeine would be a good place to start. Make sure you are eating a healthy diet with foods high in nutrient density.
Read labels and steer clear of trans-fats, high fructose corn syrup and other harmful ingredients. Avoid fried and processed foods altogether. Do not use toxic hair coloring agents. Gray hair and a healthy body are far better than having your favorite hair color and toxins in your system. Aim for foods high in Vitamin B12 like Almond Milk or Coconut B12. Diets that are Vitamin B12 deficient produce weak cells causing feelings of tiredness. (12)
Summary- Gray Hair cannot be fixed from the outside, it must be healed from within.
Step 7: Improve Your Cell Health
Buffered Vitamin-C, also known as Absorbate Vitamin C, paired with Glutathione and CoQ10 is an effective strategy to strengthen your cells to break down Hydrogen Peroxide.
When our cells are functioning properly it helps us operate at optimal health. This should be a high priority for all health-conscious people.
Summary- Pairing Glutathione, Vitamin C and CoQ10 is an effective strategy to improve cell health.
Step 8: Increase Your Oxidant Intake
This would be done by your diet first and also by supplementation. Sticking to raw or organic fruits and vegetables will give you the most nutrient value.
Summary- Raw/Organic fruits and vegetables should be the staple of your diet.
Step 9: Beware of False Claims
Do not fall for “miracle cure” ads for gray hair. They may sound nice and appealing, but they do not exist. It is possible to see success in reversing gray hair, but it will take time and it is not instant.
Summary- There is no such thing as a “miracle cure” to reverse gray hair.
When you understand that excess Hydrogen Peroxide is the cause of gray hair, there also comes an understanding that gray hair cannot be reversed from the outside. There must be a healing that takes place internally so the body can be empowered with Catalase to break down Hydrogen Peroxide and allow melanocytes to begin naturally restoring the color of hair. When the gut is sealed securing the bloodstream from toxins, the body can naturally heal itself.
While there is no “miracle cure” to reverse Gray Hair, these 9 Natural Steps serve as guidelines to structure your diet and lifestyle to naturally reverse gray hair.
Step 1: Use a high quality Lactobacillus Probiotic to fix leaky gut.
Step 2: Increase levels of Catalase with Rejuvelon or Gray Hair Rescind
Step 3: Combine Glutathione and Buffered Vitamin C to reduce Oxidative Stress
Step 4: Decrease anxiety levels with GABA or foods high in Vitamin B6 like Avocado
Step 5: Strengthen your Immune System with Vitamin C, Vitamin D and a Lactobacillus Probiotic
Step 6: Adopt an organic, healthy lifestyle free of chemicals and GMO foods.
Step 7: Fortify your cells using buffered Vitamin C, CoQ10 and Glutathione.
Step 8: Fill your plate with raw or organic fruits and vegetables to increase oxidant intake.
Step 9: The natural process is longer, but it is safer. Do not become impatient and fall for a “miracle cure” scam.
Reversing Gray Hair is a matter of time, we recommend using this 9 Step process as a life-changing opportunity to learn how to live free of chemical-coloring and GMO-foods.
Thank you for taking the time to read 9 Natural Steps to Reverse Gray Hair in 2018.
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